RPGFan



Best Strategy RPG - Valkyria Chronicles II
Valkyria Chronicles II ends 2010 with a dubious distinction: it was certainly one of the best games that no one demanded. Oh, don't get me wrong, critics and gamers alike loved the original Valkyria Chronicles for the PS3 for its setting, gameplay, and charming graphical design. But instead of releasing a sequel on the PS3, Sega decided to release the new Valkyria Chronicles II for the PSP, disappointing legions of their fans. Expecting a stripped-down, sub-par variation on the original theme, fans were pleasantly surprised to find a game that in many ways surpassed the original. Possessing all the intense gunplay, exciting tank battles, and gorgeous watercolor artwork of the original, Valkyria Chronicles II is a worthy sequel. Despite shrinking the battle maps slightly, Sega expanded the squad customization, and added a military school setting and a host of new and memorable characters. With Valkyria Chronicles III due for release in Japan in early 2011, the series has found a firm home on the PSP. And there's a great chance that the third game in the series will follow in its forebears' footsteps, and show up in our 2011 Game of the Year Awards.

Runner-up: Sakura Wars ~So Long, My Love~
Editor's Picks Platform Awards Genre Awards
Patrick Gann
Eric Farand
John McCarroll
Kyle E. Miller
Neal Chandran
John Tucker
Kimberley Wallace
Ashton Liu
Dennis Rubinshteyn
Bob Richardson
Stephen Meyerink
Dave Yeager
Derek Heemsbergen
Bryan Grosnick
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii
PlayStation 2
PC
Nintendo DS
PSP
iOS


Best RPG of the Year
Traditional RPG: Console
Action RPG: Console
Graphic Adventure: Console
Traditional RPG: Handheld
Action RPG: Handheld
Graphic Adventure: Handheld
Strategy RPG
MMORPG
Indie RPG
Downloadable Console RPG


Back



Coming Up on Twitch

TBD
Sunday, June 25 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Vandal Hearts
Tuesdays • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT

Tales of Symphonia
Wednesdays • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood
Every Thursday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Featured Content
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Preview
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
E3 2017 Preview
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Preview
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
E3 2017 Preview
Retro Encounter 88
Retro Encounter 88
Podcast
Blade & Soul: Irontech Forge Preview
Blade & Soul: Irontech Forge
E3 2017 Preview
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Preview
Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition
E3 2017 Preview
Rakuen Review
Rakuen
Review
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Preview
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
E3 2017 Preview